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    Ummm ... We're red blooded straight guys. Ever since we clubbed the gal over the head and dragged her into the cave, we've been fascinated with the naked/nude female form. Surely you all can't be naiive to think this wasn't going to happen? We guys keep thinking our big head does the thinking - it thinks of excuses for the little head!

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    I personally just want to remind myself what other humans look like, 'cause just using a mirror just doesn't work for me.
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    If you are interested in showing life of "others", showing vunerability, fear, rejections of society, whatever, you also can photograph life of disfigurated people for example, or people with alergies (of air, of sun, etc...) who can't live in normal circumstances. So, again, basic question as someone already asked is, why then you photograph nudes...

    For me, it is combination of aestetics, beautifull forms AND 5 millions years of evolution.
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    Quote Originally Posted by gr82bart View Post
    Ummm ... We're red blooded straight guys.
    Speak for yourself, I'm a redblooded hetero woman who likes female nudes. I'd like male nudes if they didn't mostly look like bad, cheese gay porn shots.
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    Form, vulnerability, trust all are elements of what makes a nude good or great... The human form has been one of the primary figures in art throughout history. I suppose there is a little vanity there too. We like to look at ourselves.
    Heather, I'm with you!

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    Quote Originally Posted by gr82bart View Post
    Ummm ... We're red blooded straight guys. Ever since we clubbed the gal over the head and dragged her into the cave, we've been fascinated with the naked/nude female form. Surely you all can't be naiive to think this wasn't going to happen? We guys keep thinking our big head does the thinking - it thinks of excuses for the little head!

    Regards, Art
    Really Art? You find the images of the transsexual sex workers only operate on your "little head"?

    Interesting...


    Yes, of course millions of years of evolution means that many nude images operate on that level - and the less interesting ones operate on that level only - but these big brains that also came along with that evolution allow us to step outside our instincts and view things from a different perspective, using our capacity for empathy for example.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bob F. View Post
    ...Yes, of course millions of years of evolution means that many nude images operate on that level - and the less interesting ones operate on that level only - but these big brains that also came along with that evolution allow us to step outside our instincts and view things from a different perspective, using our capacity for empathy for example.
    That is why there is no such things like sex maniacs or offenders, psychopats, psychiatris desises, mass murderers, Hitlers, genocides, and many other simillar things in animal world. They don't use brain like us humans, thus don't have same problems cused by intellect(ual thinking) like we have

    It is very shovinistic to tell that because we humans use our brain on higher level, we are doing better thing. Maybe it would be better if we humans only follow instincts and urges, like animals do. Maybe will would be better people (better living species) than we are now.

    Animals never try to extinct other complete species, let alone any complete society of its own specie. Something we, humans, regullary do for economic, nationalistic or religious reasons.

    Oh, if you look at some of vampire bats and some other animals, there is empathy too. It is not exclusive human's characteristic. We, animals and humans, are much more alike than we humans would like to admit, only we humans have curse of higher evoluted brain.
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    Quote Originally Posted by haris View Post
    ...Maybe it would be better if we humans only follow instincts and urges, like animals do. ...
    Keep in mind that if seals had thumbs, they would be clubbing us!
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    Quote Originally Posted by gr82bart View Post
    Ummm ... We're red blooded straight guys. Regards, Art
    Again, speak for yourself . I'm a red blooded homo.

    To try and separate out the various reasons why we are drawn to nudes into logical categories, as if we could somehow quantify and logically analyze it is a fool's task. There is an instinctual component, a sexual component, an emotional component and an aesthetic component. All of them swirl together in an ever-changing stew that has a different recipe for each person. That stew is what makes sure that the qualitative response in you is different than that in me than that in Heather.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ken Nadvornick View Post
    Five million years of evolution is a tough thing to ignore...

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    This I think is really the answer. It's hardwired, and no amount of social veneering can change it.
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